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The Grates and Access Covers Alliance (GACA) is an industry specific group of organisations that manufacturer and/or supply grates and covers to the Australian market.
Grates and access covers are used extensively throughout Australia on road, building and other infrastructure to provide safe access for pedestrian and vehicular movement across trenches and other voids that allow the passage of stormwater, sewerage or plant/equipment access.
Grates and access covers are essential load bearing elements which must conform to the appropriate standard.
The Alliance’s aim is to bring about both awareness of the need for conformance with Australia Standard AS 3996:2019 Access Covers and Grates and to firmly establish its disciplined use in specifications and in practice.
There is a cumulative risk in the building and construction industry across the supply chain from non-conforming product and poor practices that is a threat to the entire community who depend on the reliability of well-engineered structures. Our objectives are to:
We recognise the following matters of continuing importance in specifications and to building products in service.
The Grates and Access Covers Alliance (GACA) welcomes the publication of AS 3996 – 2019 Access Covers and Grates. Click here to view the full statement.
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